35 Fun Easter Gifts for Kids (That Aren’t Massive Chocolate Bunnies)
Don’t get us wrong—we love seeing the look of joy on our kids’ faces as they rush around searching for treasure (read: candy) on Easter morning. The only thing that dampens our enthusiasm for the holiday is the challenge of putting together an Easter basket with gifts that will actually get some love. Yep, more than once we’ve wondered why we (um, the Easter Bunny) dropped all that cash at the dollar store on bunny ears and a bunch of other trinkets that were destined for the trash from day one.
That’s why the Easter Bunny is determined to do better this year—namely by gifting Easter games, toys and treats that actually reflect the recipient’s personal taste and continue to bring happiness well after the holiday has passed. Here, a list of superior Easter gifts for kids that they’re guaranteed to love.
The Best Easter Gifts for Kids, At A Glance
- Best for Budding Comedians: Easter Joke Book
- Best Surprise-and-Delight Toy: Hatchimals Colleggtibles
- Best for Outdoorsy Types: Mint’s Colorful Life DIY Kites for Kids
- Best for Young Readers: Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure
- Most Relaxing Toy: Mochi Mini Squishies
- Best for Babies: Infantino Textured Carrot Teether
- Best for Toddlers: A Colorful Easter (Peter Cottontail) Watercolor Book
- Best for Car Enthusiasts: Little Blue Truck’s Springtime
- Best for Budding Artists: Jofan Sidewalk Chalk Easter Set
- Funniest Toy: Yellies! Voice-Activiated Bunny Pet Toy
- Best for Competitive Types: Golden Egg Hunt
- Most Timeless Gift: The Velveteen Rabbit
- Best Pocket-Sized Collectible: My Squishy Littles Multipack
- Best Afternoon Craft: The EggMazing Egg Decorator Kit
- Best Confidence-Booster: Self-Esteem Gift Basket
- Best All-in-One Easter Basket: Plush Animal Basket with Taffy
- Best for LEGO Fans: Lego Easter Bunny
- Best Game for Kids: Extreme Egg Toss
- Best Egg Filler: Baby Car Easter Eggs
- Best for Bathtime: Easter Bath Bombs
- Snuggliest Toy: Lulu Bunny
- Best for Tweens: Livi Easter Monogram Bracelet Set
- Best for Aspiring TikTok Stars: Sunset Projection Lamp
- Best Bedtime Toy: Jellycat Bunny Lovey
- Best for Pretend Play: Bunny Dress-Up Kit
- Most Magical Toy: Magic Crystal Growing Garden
- Most Fun Toy for Kids of All Ages: Dig Up Dinosaur Fossil Eggs
- Best Memory Game: Peek-A-Doodle Doo
- Best Slime Toy: Egg Yolk Slime
- Best Outdoor Toy: Lydaz Bubble Lawn Mower
- Best Musical Toy: Kunyida Musical Egg Maracas
- Most Fun Read: Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!
- Best Matching Game: Easter Egg Chicken
- Most Festive Fidget Toy: JoFan Easter Pop Fidget Toys
- Best for Teens: Anthropologie Initial Necklace
Help your kid get some of that goofy candy-fueled energy out with this book of laughs. The comedy here is clean and cringe-free, and your whole family will be grateful the Easter Bunny had the foresight to give your kids something to do when the egg hunt ends.
The sun is shining, spring is here—do you need another excuse to head outside? This three-pack of DIY kites might convince even the most screen-obsessed kid to step away from the TV. They can decorate their kite as they see fit, then send it soaring.
A fun book for younger kids and a festive must-have for fans of Pete the Cat. The colors are bold and bright, the cat is cute and kids will love listening to a story about the Easter Bunny’s special sidekick (because even giant magical bunnies could use a helping hand).
Was that egg hunt a little too exciting? If you anticipate a meltdown this Easter, save your sanity by tucking these cute, squishy characters into your kid’s basket. Supersoft and easy to squeeze, they have major sensory appeal and are fabulous for small hands in need of a stress reliever.
Buy yourself a few minutes of quiet time by adding a painting project to your child’s Easter basket. The activity book provides an art project that’s suitable for older kids, and little ones will just enjoy smearing colors all over the page.
Get your threenager a voice-activated bunny and you will be happy she’s bossing around a toy instead of you. We aren’t saying you should indulge your toddler’s tyrannical behavior, but she’ll definitely get a kick out of watching this critter scurry around and respond to her (many, many) commands.
11. GOLDEN EGG HUNTBest for Competitive Types
If you stayed up all night last year coming up with riddles your kids didn’t understand for an elaborate Easter scavenger hunt (yup, that was us), feel free to phone it in this year with a bag of pre-filled eggs. Your kid won’t miss the clever clues, he just wants the candy—and all 16 of these plastic eggs are packed with it. Tuck the special golden egg into his Easter basket and you’re sure to hear lots of oohs and aahs at the grand finale.
Most Timeless Gift
A classic tearjerker that has stood the test of time. There are beautiful illustrations, a moving message about friendship and the transformative power of love. (Just save this one for bedtime, because it will go in one ear and out the other until all the candy has been consumed.)
Unboxings remain all the rage, and if we're being honest, discovering what Mom and Dad packed in our lunchboxes each day was the OG. My Squishy Littles takes that experience to the next level, with two food-themed collectible figures tucked in each multipack. Fidget toy fans will love squishing and squeezing them; doll lovers will enjoy unwrapping their accessories and dressing them up.
You already rush to open your baskets first thing in the morning, so pack in an activity to keep everyone busy that afternoon. The EggMazing Egg Decorator spins hardboiled eggs in place, so all you have to do is hold a marker up to it to create mesmerizing swirled and striped designs.
This paper basket from Slumberkins comes with two super soft stuffies, a sticker sheet and a board book that boasts a sweet message about being loved (and loving yourself) for who you are. It’s sure to give your little bunny a warm, fuzzy feeling on Easter morning.
This ready-made basket checks all the boxes—namely because all a kid really needs on Easter is a cute yellow chick to cuddle and a mouthful of taffy. Plus, the basket is reusable, and one can never have too many baskets. (Right?)
18. EXTREME EGG TOSSBest Game for Kids
Word on the street is that traditional egg tosses make the Easter Bunny want to cry. Enter, this clever and mess-free take on the classic—a plush talking egg that can recognize (and announce) when it has reached its breaking point. Toss this guy around indoors or out and everyone will be happy.
The car enthusiast in your life won’t even miss the candy when they open these Easter eggs and get their hands on the soft, rubber vehicles inside, which are outfitted with cute faces and roll like a dream. Scoop these up for a cute basket filler or for an egg hunt that won’t give your toddler a sugar rush.
Give your kid the spa treatment this holiday with a bath bomb basket stuffer that’s just the right size and formula for their sensitive skin. These all-natural bath bombs are sweetly scented, oh-so moisturizing and guaranteed to add a little fun to the bathtime routine.
Here, a customizable name bracelet with sweet bunny charms and dainty pastel-colored beads that look good enough to eat. Best of all, unlike most Easter basket stuffers, this keepsake probably won’t be relegated to the donation box anytime soon.
Your teen’s been eying a sunset projection lamp since Christmas (when they were all on back order). Now they’re in stock everywhere—and available for Prime shipping—so your kid can finally create the right vibe for their TikToks. Who’s the cool mom now?
Celebrate the season with a science project that yields a spectacular landscape your kid can grow herself. This colorful crystal garden is a cinch to construct and guaranteed to get oohs and aahs from the under-ten set—just keep in mind that it likely won’t fit in a basket, so it’s best as a separate wrapped gift.
Budding archaeologists will have a blast with this dino dig, which includes a dozen fossil eggs and all the tools required to excavate a set of prehistoric collectibles. This gift won’t fit in a basket, but it will provide plenty of festive fun once the egg hunt has come to an end.
This bubble-making lawn mower won’t fit in a basket, nor is it particularly festive. That said, we’re willing to bet your tot will put it to good use during the backyard Easter egg hunt and—this is important—continue to do so when the holiday is over.
Turn on some tunes and let your baby feel the beat with these adorable, hand-painted wooden egg maracas. They’re just the right size for little hands to grasp and each one in the set of seven makes a different sound, so they’re perfect for sensory exploration, too.
Why not give your child’s matching and sorting skills a boost with a Montessori toy that fits the Easter theme? Bonus: Mother hen is a perfect storage container for these colorful plastic eggs, so you needn’t worry about creating clutter in the playroom.
These fidget toys are perfectly festive and every bit as satisfying as bubble wrap (but without the racket). Stuff a few in your child’s Easter basket and they’ll be able to wind down with some soothing sensory play when the sugar high starts to fade. Just be sure to hold onto one—you know, in case the Easter bunny needs some stress relief.
Your kid’s outgrown a lot of the Easter basket staples, making filling the thing, well…tricky. This initial necklace is sure to impress. Surround it with some lotion, candles and plenty of candy, and you’ve got an instant hit on your hands.